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AEW Superstar Reveals Unknown Behind the Scene Stories Between Vince McMahon and Bray Wyatt

Published 05/23/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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Bray Wyatt was released by WWE shortly after he wrestled his last match at WrestleMania against Randy Orton. Everyone was shocked how Vince McMahon agreed to let this top WWE superstar release so easily.

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Wyatt was one of the top merchandise sellers of WWE since he turned into ‘The Fiend’. Many critics and fans appreciated his character’s work. 


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Also, there were a few creative backlashes reported between Mr. McMahon and Wyatt. However, they didn’t seem that serious about the WWE Chairman releasing Wyatt.

Matt Hardy reveals the relationship between Bray Wyatt and Vince McMahon 

WWE was releasing many talents since 2020. However, Vince McMahon agreeing to release Bray Wyatt was shocking to many. Recently, AEW star Matt Hardy on his podcast The Extreme life of Matt Hardy #20 revealed the strange relationship between Mr. McMahon and Bray Wyatt.

Matt Hardy said, “Bray Windham has always had a very strange relationship with Vince, very strange, like, I almost felt like Vince looked at him like a son in some ways. When he would do things that he liked, he would love him and he would really give him everything that he could possibly give him.”


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He added, “He would bend over backwards to try and accommodate him. But then when he did something he didn’t like, he hated, like he was going to lock him away for good.”

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt were a tag for a while during 2017-2018. Hardy has witnessed how Wyatt and Vince McMahon used to have conversions. 

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Hardy also stated how they both had weird relationships with different duality. Further, the ‘Mattitude’ said that when Mr. McMahon liked or loved Wyatt, he would be all about him. But when he disliked Bray Wyatt, it was terrible and he would punish or insult ‘The Eater of the Worlds’.

WWE wanted Jeff Hardy’s Willow character in the company

It is no secret that Vince McMahon is protective of the WWE assets. He does not like it when former WWE superstars using any part of their previous company gimmicks in other promotions. Matt Hardy also talked about how there were plans about ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy and ‘Willow The Wisp’ Jeff Hardy to join ‘The Fiend’.

“They said, ‘what if we did something now where Bray is doing something as a Fiend and people are trying to stop him and then all of the sudden there’s an appearance of a very hardcore Matt Hardy that shows up and then like this Willow the Wisp that or hardcore Jeff Hardy shows up,” said Matt Hardy.


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Moreover, he opined, “Then they like squash these guys out and run them off or whatever and save the Fiend, but they are very serious characters.”

It is very unlikely for WWE to show interest in other promotions’ gimmicks. However, there are some characters the Chairman of WWE knows that will make significant money. And that is why he has given a green signal for them on WWE TV.


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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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